Trainees and Scholars

Demography and Economics of Aging Training Program | Health Services Research Program | Burroughs Wellcome Fund Fellowship | MD-PhD Medicine, Social Sciences, & Humanities | Postdoctoral Program in Clinical Research Informatics (TL1) 

CHeSS is proud to support over 30 trainees and scholars who are affiliated with the Center’s various training programs. Learn more about each of our trainees and scholars below.

 

Demography and Economics of Aging Training Program (NIA T32)

Jennifer Caputo, PhD

Jennifer Caputo, PhD

Postdoctoral Affiliate, Sociology

caputoj@uchicago.edu
Degree(s): PhD, Sociology- Indiana University Bloomington; MS, Sociology- Florida State University; BA, English- University of Kansas
Research Interests: Intergenerational relationships; Aging; Families; Health Inequalities; Mental Health; Gender; The Life Course

Emily Ellis

Emily Ellis

Predoctoral Fellow, Social Service Administration

emilyellis@uchicago.edu
Degree(s): BS, Economics, American University, Washington DC; BA, Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies, American University, Washington DC, AM Social Service Administration, University of Chicago
Research Interests: Work-Family Policy; Family Caregiving; Poverty and Inequality; Social Safety Nets; Job Quality and Employment Policy

Max Kellogg

Max Kellogg

Predoctoral Affiliate, Economics

mdkellogg@uchicago.edu
Degree(s): BS, Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University- Ithaca, New York
Research Interests: Labor Economics; Disability Insurance

Laura Magda, MD

Laura Magda, MD

Fellow, Hospital Medicine, University of Chicago Medicine

lmagda2@medicine.bsd.uchicago.edu
Degree(s): MD, Medical University of Lublin
Research interests: Building clinical research infrastructures within community hospitals; Social determinants of health; Social connectedness in health; Mental health and chronic illness; Implementation science, software and workflow methodology designing in clinical and translational research databases

Grey Pierce

Grey Pierce

Predoctoral Fellow, Sociology

greypierce@uchicago.edu
Degree(s): MA, University of Chicago; MS, University of Pennsylvania; BA, Oberlin College
Research Interests: Gender & Sexuality, Aging, Medicine, and Health

Winnie Tong

Winnie Tong

Predoctoral Affiliate, Sociology

witong@uchicago.edu
Degree(s): MSc, Criminal Justice Policy- London School Economics; BS, Psychology- Yale University
Research Interests: Social Support and Health; Motivation and Happiness; Older Adult’s Health and Sexuality

 

Health Services Research  Program (AHRQ T32)

Dani Adams

Dani Adams

Predoctoral Fellow, School of Social Service Administration

daniadams@uchicago.edu
Degree(s): AM, Clinical Concentration, School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago; BA, Psychology (minor in Philosophy), Roosevelt University
Research Interests: Improving affordability, accessibility, and effectiveness of behavioral health services in low-income neighborhoods: Dissemination and implementation science; Child and adolescent mental health; Recovery-oriented system transformation; Trauma-informed practice and policy; Child welfare

Emily Claypool

Emily Claypool

Predoctoral Fellow, School of Social Service Administration

eclaypool@uchicago.edu
Degree(s): AM, University of Chicago; BA, University of Minnesota
Research Interests: Deinstitutionalization, clinical interventions, the social life and historical emergence of evidence-based practices and programs

Hannah MacDougall

Hannah MacDougall

Predoctoral Fellow, School of Social Service Administration

hmacdougall@uchicago.edu
Degree(s): MSW, Columbia University; BA, Saint Olaf College
Research Interests: Health services, social determinants of health, hospital community benefits

Lauren Peterson

Lauren Peterson

Predoctoral Fellow, School of Social Service Administration

lapeterson@uchicago.edu
Degree(s): BA, Public Policy, International Studies, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, MPH, Health Policy and Management, Columbia University, New York, NY, AM, Social Service Administration, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Research Interests: Medicaid policy; behavioral, medical, and social service integration; access to care for populations with complex medical, psychological, or social needs; state-level health care policies; disability policy

Tonie Sadler

Tonie Sadler

Predoctoral Fellow, School of Social Service Administration

tonie@uchicago.edu
Degree(s): AM, School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago; BA, Anthropology, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana
Research Interests: Disability Policy; Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities; Poverty and Inequality

Michael Boachie-Mensah

Michael Boachie-Mensah

2021-22 BWF Fellow, Pritzker School of Medicine

michael.boachie-mensah@uchospitals.edu
Degree(s): BS in Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University
Research Interests: Macular degeneration, macular hole, gut microbiome applications in retinal pathology

Julian Conn Busch

Julian Conn Busch

2021-22 BWF Fellow, Pritzker School of Medicine

julian.connbusch@uchospitals.edu
Degree(s): BS in Physiology, Seattle Pacific University
Research Interests: Applications of machine learning and deep learning in medical diagnosis, OR-to-ICU handoff procedures

Anase Asom

Anase Asom

2020-21 BWF Fellow, Pritzker School of Medicine

anase.asom@uchospitals.edu
Degree(s): BS in the Biological Sciences, University of Chicago
Research Interests: Hematopoietic malignancies

Paige-Ashley Campbell

Paige-Ashley Campbell

2020-21 BWF Fellow, Pritzker School of Medicine

paige-ashley.campbell@uchospitals.edu
Degree(s): BS in Behavioral Neurosciences, Quinnipiac U.
Research Interests: Regenerative engineering for repair for burns, scars, and nerve injuries; health disparities

Kavia Khosla

Kavia Khosla

2020-21 BWF Fellow, Pritzker School of Medicine

kavia.khosla@uchospitals.edu
Degree(s): BA in Public Health, Brown University
Research Interests: Pre-eclampsia, dysmenorrhea, adolescent gun violence prevention

 

 

MD-PhD Program in Medicine, the Social Sciences and Humanities (MeSH)

Afia Khan

Afia Khan

afia@uchicago.edu
PhD Program:
Harris School of Public Policy
Research Interests: Health economics, antimicrobial resistance, social determinants of health and well-being

Joseph Krongold

Joseph Krongold

jkrongold@uchicago.edu
PhD Program: Public Health Sciences- Health Services Research
Research Interests: Quality measurement, end of life care

Maya Lozinski

Maya Lozinski

mayalozinski@uchicago.edu
PhD Program: Harris School of Public Policy
Research Interests: Risk adjustment, machine learning, provider decision making

Steven Server

Steven Server

sserver@uchicago.edu
PhD Program: Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science and History
Research Interests: Public Health & Social Medicine in 1930s Mexico

 

 

Postdoctoral Program in Clinical Research Informatics (TL1)

Ashley Brown

Ashley Brown

Postdoctoral Fellow, Hospital Medicine

aebrown@medicine.bsd.uchicago.edu
Doctoral Degree: MD, University of Central Florida-Orlando, FL
Research Interests: Post-Discharge Care for Hospitalized Patients, Patient Activation for Care Coordination

Emily Dillon

Emily Dillon

Postdoctoral Fellow, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

emily_dillon@rush.edu
Doctoral Degree: PhD, University of Dublin, Trinity College
Research Interests: Autism and related disorders, social communication (pragmatics), sex and gender differences in autism symptom presentation and predicting outcomes in clinical trials

Alaa Kassir

Alaa Kassir

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Medicine, Section of Emergency Medicine

akassir@uchicago.edu
Doctoral Degree: MD, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Research Interests: Emergency clinical trials and using patient-generated data to improve quality of life outcomes for patients

Krista Knudson

Krista Knudson

Postdoctoral Fellow, Nurse scientist and clinical researcher

krista_a_knudson@rush.edu
Doctoral Degree: PhD, Yale University
Research Interests: Critical care; ECMO; patient and family experiences; long-term outcomes

Lucille Ray

Lucille Ray

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Gastroenterology

lucille_ray@rush.edu​
Doctoral Degree: PhD, University of Akron, Ohio
Research Interests: Studying hormonal metabolism in the gut microbiome, expanding clinical research in hormonal metabolism and circulation in transgender hormonal replacement therapy

Mazin Sabeh

Mazin Sabeh

Postdoctoral Fellow, Emergency Medicine Department

sabehmazin@gmail.com
Doctoral Degree: MD, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Research Interests: Creating a new or improved CDR to rule out pulmonary embolus in low risk patients, 50 years and older at the Emergency Department